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President Pasquerella and alum

President’s Pen: Fall 2015

The summer provided an extraordinary opportunity to connect with alumnae across the country, from Seattle, San Francisco, and Jackson Hole to Aspen, Santa Fe, Austin, Tampa, and Cape Cod. One of the most frequent questions I hear from alumnae on these visits is how they…... » Read more

Mary Lyon houskeeping hints

Mary Lyon’s Recipes & Housekeeping Hints

Among the collection of Mary Lyon’s papers are a booklet of recipes and housekeeping hints written in her slanted hand. Though difficult to read due to her script, faded paper, and ink blotches, we were able to decipher a few of the recipes, below. See the scanned booklet…... » Read more

Illustration by Anna+Elena=Balbusso

A College Excellent & Nice

After fleeing Germany and hiding from Nazi occupation in Holland, sisters Gerda ’49 and Doris Bloch ’51 made their way to South Hadley to continue their interrupted education The letter began simply. “I should like very much to apply for a scholarship at the university…... » Read more

Illustration by Katherine Streeter

My Voice: Choosing Mount Holyoke Again and Again

I attended my first Mount Holyoke reunion in 1968. I was thirteen and slept on the floor of the Mandelles. It poured rain the whole weekend—as I would later accept was the usual for class of 1938 reunions. I fell in love with my mother’s…... » Read more